5. Gutter Mask Count

Monday August 10, 2020

COUNT SO FAR: June 9 – July 22 (6 weeks): 28 July 23 August 10 (2.5 weeks):  40 = TOTAL: 68 

On June 2, 2020, I photographed a mask in a gutter. In the following weeks, the Gutter Masks series showed personal protection equipment discarded after a single and a few pretty cotton masks. I thought the quantity would slow down. It didn’t. Often I walk with other people and thought it might be rude to be taking gutter pictures but some companions enjoyed pointing out masks they spotted.   

Saturday, August 8, 2020 – 6 masks (2 in last image)

Thursday, August 6, 2020 – 6 masks

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – 4 masks

Monday holiday, August 3, 2020 – 8 masks

Thursday, July 30, 2020 – 3 masks (2 in second image)

Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 10 masks

Thursday, July 23, 2020 – 3 masks

Not masks

4. More masks

In the few blocks near home I’ve photographed Personal Protective Devices in gutters, lanes and roads. I don’t always have my phone handy and sometimes my hands are full, I photographed 28 masks and 4 gloves that caught my eye. Some people do take care of theirs like the people who hang masks from rear-view mirrors. Like everything else, there are always prettier ones to buy.